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53,070. Darwin’s 1844 manuscript was based on wide reading. From Milton’s Paradise Lost to the evolutionary speculations of his grandfather Erasmus and the radical French biologist Jean Baptiste Lamarck. His great geologist mentor Charles Lyle taught him that the Earth’s surface had been formed gradually over countless ages. But it was the political economist Thomas Malthus who would stimulate the closest parallel to a Eureka moment that Darwin would ever have. (Evolution & Darwin & Epiphany) Darwin’s Struggle: The Evolution of the Origin of Species
71,461. By an epiphany he meant a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in vulgarity of speech or of gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself. He believed that is was for the man of letters to recover these epiphanies with extreme care, seeing that they themselves are the most delicate and evanescent of moments. James Joyce
71,462. I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking. (Discovery & Epiphany & Rational) Albert Einstein
71,463. He did not want to play. He wanted to meet in the real world the unsubstantial image which his soul so constantly beheld. He did not know where to seek it or how, but a premonition which led him on told him that this image would, without any overt act of his, encounter him. They would meet quietly as if they had known each other and had made their tryst, perhaps at one of the gates or in some more secret place. They would be alone, surrounded by darkness and silence: and in that moment of supreme tenderness he would be transfigured.
He would fade into something impalpable under her eyes and then in a moment he would be transfigured. Weakness and timidity and inexperience would fall from him in that magic moment. James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
71,464. Any great art work ... revives and readapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world – the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air. Leonard Bernstein
138,716. Shortly after receiving the photo of my father from [rozzer] Butler in 2003, I was home watching TV when an old cold case file show came on. And they flashed a wanted sketch of the Zodiac killer. And my heart stopped … That was the epiphany for me: that my father may have been the Zodiac killer. (Zodiac & Murder & Epiphany) Zodiac Killer: The Most Dangerous Animal of All I, Sky Crime 2021, Gary Stewart